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Holiday lights delight at street level and atop buildings

The magnificent shopping mile of North Michigan Avenue turns even brighter during the holiday season.
The magnificent shopping mile of North Michigan Avenue turns even brighter during the holiday season.
North Michigan Avenue Merchants Association

When downtown Chicago this season look straight ahead down North Michigan Avenue for the Magnificent Mile’s holiday lights.

But don’t forget to look up. The tops of the Wrigley Building and neighboring Intercontinental Hotel, almost across from each other on North Michigan Avenue, celebrate the holidays with cheerful red and green lights.

You don’t have to be in New York though to see the Empire State Building’s musical, colorful holiday salute.

The famed building that haunted Manhattan with “Ghost Busters” and other haunted tunes and light displays at Halloween has been flashing an upbeat holiday mood this week through Christmas Eve. Luckily its organizers, the Empire State Building Realty Trust are happy to share the sounds and sights with the following video.